A Chinese Archaic Bronze Hu Vessel – Warring State Period (475–221 BC) 战国青铜壶. A hu is a type of wine vessel that has a pear-shaped cross-section. Its body swells and flares into a narrow neck, creating S-shaped profile. Most Chinese bronze vessels fall into two categories, food vessels or wine vessels. Hu vessels were used for holding wine, but not as drinking vessels. Hu were an important part of religious and cultural rituals.
A Chinese export silver tea set made with bird and flower motif. Fine repousse work. Bamboo form handle and spout. Chinese mark on bottom. In overall good and clean condition. Weight of three pieces total: grams ( oz)
This bronze water-dropper (Chinese: 水滴) bronze water dropper is in shape of a mythical beast. It is used by Chinese scholar in calligraphy as a container designed to hold a small amount of water. In order to make ink a few drops of water are dropped onto an ink stone. By grinding an inkstick into this water on the inkstone, particles come off and mix with the water, forming ink. This water-dropper has two small holes for water and air, and is designed so that only a few drops of water can fall at one time.
An elegant Chinese bronze gold splash tripod censer, with six character Xuande mark, 17th century late Ming dynasty. With loop handles rising from the flared rim. A gold splashed bronze censer has always been considered as higher end bronze censer in ancient China. Size: 5-1/2″ diameter (14 cm). Weight: 1.5 lbs. Condition: Bronze in very good condition. Wood lid and base with light surface wear.
Authentic antique Chinese Bronze Axe from the Chines Warring State Period 475-221 BC. Although the previous certificate stated this bronze axe was from the Chinese Han Dynasty (ca 206 – 220 ), It is very likely this bronze is from the Warring State period (475-221 BC) according to our study. Size: 6″ long. Condition: good antique condition with no repair. Provenance: This bronze axe was from estate of Mr. John Piscopo, who was one of the largest collector of ancient weapons in the US. A Certificate of Authenticity will be provided to the buyer. 战国时期青铜斧